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How to change course and institution during JAMB admission process

How to change course and institution during JAMB admission process

Sometimes prospective graduates gain admission into some of Nigeria's tertiary institutions and in the long run have a change of mind on the course they were offered or even the schools of their choice.

If you fall into any of these groups, there is no need for you to be alarmed or think you cannot be able to study the course of your choice in a university of your choice too.

The Nigerian education system and admission process has made it possible for every intending graduate to be suitably admitted into his or her desired institution or course of study.

For example, if you need to change from anyone of the above listed or even both, all you have to do is log onto the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) portal.

Before you proceed to effect any change in your course(s) or institution(s), you must be clear on the reasons why you need to change your course or institution.

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Some of these reasons may include:

1. Low Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score:

Here for instance, if you score low below the required mark for post-UTME - which is taken after the JAMB results have been published - you might need a change of institution from your first choice on your form.

This cases are usually seen when a candidate is applying for professional courses like Engineering, Law among many others.

To avoid losing out on that year's admission, you may need to apply for a change of course within the same institution or faculty.

2. Incomplete Ordinary level results:

In this case candidates who may have ran into deficiency of required credit passes in some key/relevant subjects may decide to go for change of course to accommodate themselves.

3. Mistakes during registration

In this case, there could be a mistake while filling your registration by either you or the business/cyber cafe.

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With such cases you can now correct any errors made during registration of your course or institution.

4. Other causes

These includes several factors ranging from finance, change in Geographical locations, Parent's suggestions, Fear of Tribal differences, etc. Such cases treated under this heading result to change of institution.

It is also important to note that this process can only be done once and changes can never be undone. Please ensure you follow instructions and confirm your changes before submitting.

Meanwhile some candidates looking for solutions for the deadline to change of courses can check on for relevant details. had earlier reported how to know whether JAMB change of course is still available or not.

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